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Lewis Edwin Hahn Papers

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Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

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Biographical Materials

Writings

Professional Organizations

Correspondence

Teaching Materials

Students

Printed Materials


Lewis Edwin Hahn Papers, 1921-2003 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Christina M. Gould

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Collection Overview

Title: Lewis Edwin Hahn Papers, 1921-2003Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1940-2003

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 17-19-F8

Primary Creator: Hahn, Lewis Edwin (1908-2004)

Extent: 68.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into seven series: (1) Biographical, (2) Writings, (3) Professional Organizations, (4) Correspondence, (5) Teaching Materials, (6) Students, (7) Printed Materials.

Date Acquired: 06/23/2005

Subjects: American Philosophical Association., Dewey, John, 1859-1952, Hahn, Lewis Edwin, 1908-2004., Library of living philosophers., Philosophy, American - 20th century, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty

Forms of Material: Artifacts., Bibliography, Boydston, Jo Ann, 1924- - Correspondence, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Diaries., Dissertations., Hahn, Lewis Edwin, 1908-2004. - Correspondence, Hahn, Lewis Edwin, 1908-2004. - Manuscripts, Legal documents., Lepley, Ray, 1903- - Correspondence, Manuscripts for publication., Minutes (Records), Newsletters., Obituaries., Pepper, Stephen C. (Stephen Coburn), 1891- - Correspondence, Photographs, Postcards, Radio interviews, Records (documents), Schilpp, Paul Arthur, 1897-1993 - Correspondence, Speeches, addresses, etc., Tenney, Charles D. (Charles Dewey) - Correspondence, Theses, Writings.

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Lewis Edwin Hahn Papers consist of correspondence to and from Dr. Hahn discussing issues related to his position in the department of philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, his role as a university administrator, as well as his participation and leadership in professional philosophical organizations including but not limited to the Library of Living Philosophers, The Dewey Project, and The American Philosophical Association.  Correspondence also addresses personal matters, philosophical concepts and ideas.  Besides correspondence, the papers contain teaching materials, theses, dissertations and other work by Dr. Hahn's students as well as publications, manuscripts, and presentations by Dr. Hahn and by others.  Included in the biographical series of this collection are materials pertaining to Dr. Hahn's education, his personal memberships and his stamp collection.  Finally, these papers incorporate Dr. Hahn's collection of printed materials including reprints, journals, and books.  Notable correspondents include Stephen Coburn Pepper, Jo Ann Boydson, Paul Arthur Schilpp, Charles Tenney, Huston Smith, and Ray Lepley.

Biographical Note

Dr. Hahn is the author of many articles published in professional journals as well as the author of A Contextualistic Theory of Perception, and Contextualistic Worldview: Essays. He collaborated with John Dewey, Ray Lepley, Stephen Pepper and others on Value: A Cooperative Inquiry. In addition to this collaborative enterprise, Dr. Hahn served as Chair of the John Dewey Cooperative Research Project. Dr. Hahn is perhaps, best known as the editor of the Library of Living Philosophers where he edited numerous volumes of this series published by Open Court.  Besides his publications, presentations, editorial activities, teaching, and development of courses and course material, Dr. Hahn was active in a plethora of national and international professional philosophical organizations as well as departmental, college and university committees.  He also served as a consultant for various foundations and government agencies including the U.S. Office of Education, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Program, and Educational Testing Services.

Before coming to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Dr. Hahn was a professor at the University of Missouri in Columbia from 1936 until 1949 with the exception of one term in 1947 where he taught as a visiting professor at Princeton.  From 1949 until 1963, Dr. Hahn was a professor and university administrator at Washington University in St. Louis.  He was appointed as a Research Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy at Southern Illinois University in 1963. In the fall of 1970 and the Spring of 1980, Dr. Hahn taught at Baylor University in Waco, Texas as a visiting professor.

Lewis Hahn was born on September 26, 1908 on a farm near Swenson, Texas.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree in English at the University of Texas with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1929. Dr. Hahn wrote his Master's thesis on Emerson as a lecturer and was awarded an Oldright Fellowship for the 1930-1931 year to pursue a doctorate in English and continue his studies of the relationship between Emerson and Whitman. Early in this fellowship year, Dr. Hahn became convinced that he wanted to pursue a doctorate in Philosophy.  On the advice of Harold Chapman Brown (a collaborator with Dewey, Mead, and others on Creative Intelligence: Essays in the Pragmatic Attitude, 1917) Dr. Hahn decided to pursue a doctorate in Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley since the University of Texas did not offer a doctorate in Philosophy at the time.  Dr. Hahn completed his Doctorate in Philosophy in 1939.  In June of 1932, Dr. Hahn married Elizabeth Herring and they had three daughters, Helen, Mary Louise, and Sharon Kay. After the death of Elizabeth in 1991, Dr. Hahn married Mary Anne Stearns. He died in 2004.

Subject/Index Terms

American Philosophical Association.
Dewey, John, 1859-1952
Hahn, Lewis Edwin, 1908-2004.
Library of living philosophers.
Philosophy, American - 20th century
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Donation.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Lewis Edwin Hahn Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Series 5: Teaching MaterialsAdd to your cart.
This series includes Dr. Hahn's teaching materials: syllabi, tests, notes, and student evaluations. It is organized by course name and date.
Box 48Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Aesthetics, 1948-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Aesthetics, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Aesthetics, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Aesthetics, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Aesthetics, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Aesthetics, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Aesthetics, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Aesthetics, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Aesthetics, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Aesthetics, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Aesthetics, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Aesthetics, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Aesthetics, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Aesthetics, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Aesthetics, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Philosophy 460, Philosophy of Art, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Philosophy 460, Philosophy of Art, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Philosophy 591, AestheticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Philosophy 3322 at Baylor, Philosophy of Art, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 20: AristotleAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: BergsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Brand BlanshardAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: GSC390, Contemporary American Thought, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Philosophy 4342 at Baylor, Contemporary American Philosophy, 1980 SpringAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Course ProposalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: 4V99 at Baylor, Special Topics in Philosophy: John Dewey, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Philosophy 200, Types of Philosophy, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Philosophy 1305 at Baylor, Philosophies Men Live By, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Philosophy 204, Modern PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Box 49Add to your cart.
Folder 1: LogicAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: LogicAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: American Ideals, exams and class listsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: American Ideals, discussion topics and Hahn's notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Recent American Philosophy, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Recent American Philosophy, 1964, 1967, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Recent American Philosophy, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Recent American Philosophy, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Recent American Philosophy, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Recent American Philosophy, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Recent American Philosophy, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Recent American Philosophy, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Recent American Philosophy, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Recent American Philosophy, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Recent American Philosophy, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Recent American Philosophy, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Recent American Philosophy, Hahn's NotesAdd to your cart.
Box 50Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Remedial Logic correspondence, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Teaching Philosophy MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Legal and Political PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: LeibnizAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: HumanitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: History of PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Philosophy 590, Santayana, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Philosophy in High School, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Philosophy of ReligionAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: PragmatismAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Research in PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: American Philosophy NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: American Philosophy, 1941-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 14: American Philosophy, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 15: American Philosophy, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 16: American Philosophy, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 17: American Philosophy, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 18: American Philosophy, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 19: American Philosophy, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 20: American Philosophy, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Philosophy 591, Readings in Philosophy, Dewey and Pepper, Pepper and Weiss, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Copies of readingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Preliminary and comprehensive examinations, 1965-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Social and Political PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Textbook requests, 1947-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Intelligence TestingAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: General Psychology, 1944Add to your cart.
Box 51Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Introduction to Ethics, exams and class listsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Ethics, assignmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Ethics, student evaluationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Ethics, Hahn's notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: MetaphysicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Philosophical Ideas in Literature, student papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Philosophical Ideas in Literature, student evaluationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Philosophical Ideas in Literature, exams and class listsAdd to your cart.
Box 52Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Early American PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Philosophical Ideas in Literature, Hahn's lecture notes and handoutsAdd to your cart.

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